Man who set self on fire in front of Columbus City Hall dies

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Posted: Aug 19, 2015 9:59 AM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio coroner says a man who set himself on fire in front of Columbus City Hall has died.

The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1WDx5z6 ) reports the man died Tuesday at a hospital.

The Franklin County coroner identified him Wednesday as 57-year-old John Roback of Columbus.

Columbus police are still investigating the circumstances of Monday morning's fire but suspect Roback was trying to take his own life.

Three city workers who saw Roback on fire tried to help him, using a fire extinguisher and a shirt to snuff out the flames.

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Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com